When is the best time to do cardio?

1. DIRECTLY AFTER YOUR RESISTANCE TRAINING.

When you just hop onto the treadmill and begin your workout, the first 15-20 minutes you do are not as efficient. Your body must get into a certain catabolic state when your glycogen storages are down and you end up burning fat for energy. When you perform cardio after doing weights, your body is in that state! In essence, doing 15 minutes of cardio after your weight training workout can be the same as if you did 30 minutes at any given part in the day.

2. IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOU WAKE UP.

Again, based off the same principles of fat burning, your body is in that same catabolic state when you wake up in the morning . You just fasted for the last 5-8 hours. Your body has used up nearly all of the glycogen storages (the carbs stored in your muscles). Performing cardio at this point on an empty stomach will use primarily fat storages for energy!

This simple two-pronged tip is something our in home personal training staff incorporates into every fat loss program we design. This is why our clients (that listen) are achieving more results than a lot of people in New Jersey.

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